Direct Community Service

TBE Literacy Program

Do you love to read?  Would you like to share your love of reading with children in a one-to-one setting? 
 Please consider joining our Literacy team for a rewarding volunteer experience reading with a child (or two) in grades K to 4 for one hour during the week.  Our Temple Beth Elohim Literacy Team is beginning its 21st  year of volunteering at the Potter Road School, our partner school in Framingham. You choose any day that fits your schedule. No prior teaching experience is required…just a desire to help a child improve their reading skills.  We look forward to beginning our 21st  year at PRS and hope you will consider joining us for the 2018-19 school year. To learn more contact Wendy Cultice, [email protected]

Family Promise Metrowest

Join a team of TBE volunteers to provide shelter, support services and sustenance to families who are homeless and working toward independent living. We volunteer to cook and/or serve meals, including interacting with the families. For more information, contact Susan Westmoreland, [email protected]

Community of Adult Social Action (CASA)

Are you interested in volunteering for the day with other members of our TBE community? We are building a program just for you. Sign up to learn more about our one-off volunteer opportunities that you can enjoy as part of our CASA team! Click Here to visit the CASA page.

Family Social Action 

Family Social Action - TBE's family social action program, (previously known as Mishpacha Mitzvah Missions, or M3) is designed to engage children between the ages of 5 through 12 with their parents in meaningful Tikkun Olam. During each mitzvah mission we perform direct hands-on service and learn about the organizations and people we serve throughout the Greater Boston community. M3 programs are planned to address key community issues such as issues including hunger, homelessness, civic participation, disabled youth, the environment, animal safety, sacred aging & more. All events have dedicated time for text-based learning in order to place our work within a Jewish context. Click Here to visit to Family Social Action Page. For more information, contact Maya Florence and Sarah Docktor.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters connects children in need to adult mentors, and also introduces adults with disabilities to new friends in their communities. Interested in learning more about volunteering with JBBBS or know of a family who could benefit from JBBBS services? Want to hear more about the JBBBS-TBE team and perhaps get involved? Click Here for more information or contact Tania Gray at [email protected] . 

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters is launching a new program in 2019 to mentor our Littles who are in college.   JBBBS is one of the largest providers of college scholarships in the Boston Jewish community, yet we recognize that financial assistance is only one piece of the puzzle.  Our Littles need other support to navigate the complicated and stressful situation associated with attending college – they are often the first generation in their family to attend. Our new program is designed to fill this gap and provide much needed growth, perspective and assistance to these individuals.   Mentors will meet their mentees in person over the summer(s) and then will provide e-mentoring to the  students while they are at school.  We are pleased to be partnering with TBE to spearhead this initiative.  If you are interested in this programs, please contact Sandy Aronson at [email protected].

Wingate Nursing Home

Visit, pray, sing with the residents of Wingage Nursing Home as we host a Shabbat service  every other Friday from 11 – 12 noon. For more information, contact Michael Sporer at [email protected]

Team TBE helps support so many great causes

TBE particpates in and sponsors many causes as a team or as individuals such as Relay for Life, Pan Mass Challenge, Alzheimers Association, Epiphany School, Dorchester and more!  

TBE Youth opportunities

Ma'asim Tovim / Bnai Telem (Grades 6 and 7)

Ma'asim Tovim/B’nai TELEM is the hallmark community service component of B'Yachad, Temple Beth Elohim's learning program for grades 6 and 7. In the Fall of 6th grade, each student joins a long-term community service group. Students continue their volunteer service throughout all of 6th and 7th grade. Before or after volunteering, students engage in service learning in order to form deep connections between the volunteer work and Jewish tradition. Ma’asim Tovim/B’nai TELEM is supported by the Jewish Community Relations Council with additional support from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Learn more at 

Teen Tutors (grades 8-12)

Teen Tutors is a direct-service Chavurah (an affinity-based group) as a part of Havayah, Temple Beth Elohim’s Teen Community for Grades 8-12. During the school year, TBE Teen Tutors mentor students at The Epiphany School in Dorchester. The Epiphany School is an independent, tuition-free middle school for children of economically disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods.  Temple Beth Elohim has developed a special relationship with The Epiphany School over the past few years, and we are excited for Havayah to continue nurturing this partnership! Click here to learn more.